Econlib

The Library

Other Sites

Search this Title:

Sir Frederick Pollock, The History of English Law before the Time of Edward I, vol. 2 [1898]

Edition used:

The History of English Law before the Time of Edward I. Reprint of 2nd edition, with a Select Bibliography and Notes by Professor S.F. Milsom. (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2010). Vol. 2.

Part of: The History of English Law before the Time of Edward I, 2 vols.


This Title Is Available In The Following Formats:

HTML2.99 MBThis version has been converted from the original text. Every effort has been taken to translate the unique features of the printed book into the HTML medium.
HTML by Chapter(varies)View this title one chapter at a time.
Simplified HTML2.99 MBThis layout is optimized for screen readers and other assistive devices for the visually impaired.
LF printer PDF7.16 MB

This text-based PDF was prepared by the typesetters of the LF book.

EBook PDF3.03 MB

This text-based PDF or EBook was created from the HTML version of this book and is part of the Portable Library of Liberty.

Pollock_1541-02_TP
About this title:

First published in 1895, Sir Frederick Pollock and Frederic William Maitland’s legal classic The History of English Law before the Time of Edward I expanded the work of Sir Edward Coke and William Blackstone by exploring the origins of key aspects of English common law and society and with them the development of individual rights as these were gradually carved out from the authority of the Crown and the Church. Although it has been more than a century since its initial publication, Pollock and Maitland’s work is still considered an accessible and useful foundational reference for scholars of medieval English law. Volume two takes up different areas of English law topic by topic, or as its authors labeled it, “The Doctrines of English Law in the Early Middle Ages.” They consider land tenure, marriage and wardship, fealty, the ranks of men both free and unfree, aliens, Jews, excommunicates, women, and the churches and the King, before turning to the various jurisdictions of that decentralized era.

About Liberty Fund:

Liberty Fund, Inc. is a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals.